Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lessons Learned on Diversity and Inclusion: The 2013 Joseph St. Geme, Jr., Award Address Delivered by Dr. Renee Jenkins

Dr. Renee Jenkins, photo via nlm.nih.gov
Every year at the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) meetings, the Federation of Pediatric Organizations gives out the Joseph St. Geme Leadership Award to an outstanding leader in our field who has and continues to make a difference. At Pediatrics, we are fortunate to be able to publish the winner’s remarks delivered upon receiving this award during the opening session of the PAS meeting. This year
is no exception.

The 2013 winner of the St. Geme Award is Dr. Renee Jenkins, Professor of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine, who shares her insightful and thought-provoking remarks on how we can all strive to be more diverse and inclusive in regard to who will be the future pediatricians who care for the children we serve (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2677).

This is must-reading and we are honored that Dr. Jenkins was willing to share her remarks with our journal. Enjoy, and learn from what she had to say (and now provides as meaningful text) on the very important topic of diversity and inclusion!

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